Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group

TorBUG (Toronto Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the Greater Toronto Area who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics.

TorBUG meets on the last Wednesday of every month from September through April, except holidays. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.

Meetings are held in the Red Room at the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 160 College Street at 4:00 pm and are free and open to all.

2016-2017 Season

  • September 28, 2016 – Joseph Ecker, Director Genomics Analysis Laboratory, Salk Institute
  • October 26, 2016 – Laura Hug, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
  • November 30, 2016 – Arfon Smith, Scientist, GitHub
  • January 25, 2017 – Katie Pollard, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
  • February 22, 2017 – Lisa Strug, Senior Scientist & Associate Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, Sick Kids
  • March 29, 2017 – Anne-Claude Gingras, Principal Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • April 26, 2017 – Andrew McArthur, Cisco Research Chair in Bioinformatics, McMaster University

As a service to the community, other bioinformatics events are posted to the calendar.

For bioinformatics events in Vancouver and Montreal, visit our sister groups, VanBUG and MonBUG.

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TorBUG is sponsored by:

Bioinformatics.caMcLaughlin CentreOntario GenomicsOntario Institute for Cancer ResearchHPC4HealthTCAGCAGEF: Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function

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